Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2017.

Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2020. If you want a cool feel good movie that is really well developed and funny throughout, you'll love this one. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. What’s the point of saling it to the UK. Quickly browse titles in our catalog based on the ones you have picked. Easy online cancellation. Every time I watch it I see something new. If you enjoy this review, there are 236 more like it in the book (plus a whole lot more). ): a fully thought-through purgatory, both practical and pleasant.

Albert Brooks's story and direction are perfectly structured; the pace and length are just right; the humor is clean; and all the stars—Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, and Lee Grant—are playing at the top of their games. Perhaps there are no other roles like this one. Here he combines, to poignant effect, his quirky comedy with his wholehearted search for love and meaning in a strangely beautiful and perplexing world. This review is an excerpt from my book "Killer B's: The 237 Best Movies On Video You've (Probably) Never Seen," which is available as an ebook on Amazon. Select the department you want to search in. Bookmark. No hidden fees. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. And while the ending is rather conventional, it works, damn it, and I was surprised to find myself wiping away tears.

The only thing is when ordering the DVD it does'nt work on my system and they would'nt change it as it is only on region one. Not happy, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 23, 2016. 111 Minutes. Defending Your Life is one of the best movies of all time. She has a deft comic touch in her line deliveries as well as in her physical acting, so much so that I wish she had found more roles like this one.

Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2017, I love this movie. Defending Your Life is one of the best movies of all time. DEFENDING YOUR LIFE - A romantic comedy about an ad executive who dies in a car collision and finds himself in Judgement City, defending his life before a celestial court.Stars Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep. Two spirits find love in an afterlife way station where fates are determined. (CC) Buy from $9.99 Rent from $2.99. Rip Torn's performance is filled with weirdly entertaining gusto. Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2018.

(His vindictive turn in “Broadcast News” may be a bit better.) I thought it was a little expensive to be such an old movie but I wanted it in my collection and bought it anyway. Meryl Streep's performance is beyond praise. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books.

Available on: Stream Defending Your Life online on TV and other devices with Sling. TV-PG. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It's one of the favorite in my family. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 14, 2013. She's aided, of course, by a warmly believable chemistry between her and the lead. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2016.

Brooks’ best direction to date (which is saying something after the brilliant Lost in America) and one of his best roles. Albert Brooks is hilarious. Not what I was hoping for, Meryl Streep was as good as ever but the story line, which is close to my heart, didn't really have the punch I was wanting. Check it out! The premise is clever: after you die, you're transported to a clean, well-kept way-station where you undergo a trial whose verdict results either in your returning to earth for improvement or advancing to a higher plane (such as the one that's run by the authorities in this brightly lit Twilight Zone). DEFENDING YOUR LIFE: Brooks' vision of the afterlife, "Judgment City," is part Vegas, part L.A., part DisneyWorld, part Universal Studios tour--and a little bit of heaven (you can eat as much as you want and never gain an ounce!

WATCH Defending Your Life ONLINE. There's a problem loading this menu right now. (it really wasn't expensive, just more than the free Amazon Prime offers :), Be careful.

But totally reccomend it.

I don't care for Meryl Streep usually but she is perfectly cast here.

It never gets old! Albert Brooks stars as a dead yuppie who must defend the choices he made in life in this outrageous comedy.

As writer, he gives us a strange but familiar world that is instantly fascinating and approachable. WATCH NOW.

No useless channels. This is one of my all time favourites, it is very funny to me, while offering a lot of spiritual wisdom, I have watched this film many time with many people over the years I have had it. HD. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 17, 2017, Brought this for my mum And dosnt work in the UK. Rentals include 30 days to start watching this video and 48 hours to finish once started.
No long-term contracts. This little-known gem from 1991 is a throwback to the tidy rom-coms of the 1940s: not a great movie, but a cozy, very funny fantasy. Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2017. He stars, writes, directs, and probably cleans up in this one. I saw this movie years ago on TV it was called Judgement City and loved it - I haven't tried it in my DVD yet and as it is from the States it may not even work but so glad I have it as I'll get it to work somehow - a really thought provoking movie. Trailer. (I kept wanting to insert myself into the movie and ask questions about it.) More like this. He literally does it all. Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2015.

It sounds unlikely, but this couple affects me as deeply as Bogie and Bacall -- or Allen and Keaton in Annie Hall.
Movie. Watch out for Region 1 which is'nt compatible to the British, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 27, 2019, Well, it was'nt straight forward, so if you do not have any other sources for region 1 don't buy it, and just buy the, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 28, 2011. I don't even like Rom-Com's, yet this film transcends that genre. This movie is Brooks' masterpiece.

Brooks’ best direction and one of his best roles!

He gets amazing naturalistic performances out of principals Streep and Torn and sprightly ones out of even lesser players like Buck Henry.

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